Short interview with Italian SKY ARTE on Biophilia - Organ Crafting during Milan Design Week (Invisible Design exhibition), screened on 21st of April 2013 on SKY ARTE HD.

Invited critic and speaker for "Re-inventing schools from A to Z33" to discuss with designer Tal Erez "Is the school a political tool?". Organised by ABITARE and Z33 at LAP (Lambretto Art Project), Ventura Lambrate during Milan Design Week.

Invited speaker at the British Council in London for the Koranet - Green Innovation Meeting.


Two guest lectures on Product Design Ecologies at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts.

Presenter at award ceremony of 1st Alfred Kaercher Award (Winner; shared award with Professor Dr. rer. oec. Paul Pronobis) on "Synthetische Zukuenfte".

Presenter at the Falling Walls Lab at the Fraunhofer Institute in Munich, on "Breaking the Walls of Innovation Communication".

Presenter at Slow Technology workshop at Designing Interactive Systems Conference, Newcastle.

The iGEM- Project Bactiridescence to be featured from minute 21 - 26 in the BBC HORIZON documentory on synthetic biology called Playing God. See the trailer here.


Talk at Department for Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK.

Invited speaker at Pforzheim University, Business School.

Invited speaker at Fraunhofer Institute IGB, Stuttgart (Cardiovascular "Attract" Group).


Speaker at IDEO, Shanghai.


Speaker at Pforzheim University, School of Engineering.

Speaker at BLANCO GmbH, Oberderdingen.

Speaker at Pforzheim University, Business School.


Workshop paper for DIS 2012, From Hardware to Wetware: How Sericulture Could Shift our Manufacturing Attitude in an Age of Biotechnology. Workshop on Slow Technology: Critical Reflection and Future Directions; Organised by Will Odom, David Kirk, Abi Durrant, James Pierce and Richard Banks.

"Biophilia" will be published in Dunne & Raby's forthcoming book Speculative Everything: Design, Fiction and Social Dreaming, scheduled for release by MIT Press in 2013.